Two Maruti Models Fail Miserably in GNCAP Crash Tests

Maruti Suzuki’s popular models, the WagonR and Alto K 10, performed poorly in crash testing undertaken by the UK-based non-profit Global New Vehicle Assessment Program (GNCAP), with only 1 and 2-star ratings for adult occupants, respectively.

According to GNCAP test findings released on Tuesday, both models received a zero-star rating for child occupants. The GNCAP ranks cars on a “0 to 5” scale depending on their safety features, with higher ratings being safer for occupants.

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However, a Maruti Suzuki spokesperson said, “India’s crash safety regulations are almost similar to the standards in Europe and all our models meet these regulations and are duly tested and certified by the government.” The company said the proposed Bharat NCAP, an India-specific safety rating program, will be more meaningful for Indian consumers.

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Maruti Suzuki vehicles have typically performed poorly in crash tests conducted by organizations such as Global NCAP. Several Maruti vehicles were tested by the agency prior to the Alto K10 and WagonR, however, the outcomes have usually been less than encouraging. Maruti vehicles previously tested by Global NCAP include the Swift, S-Presso, and Ignis. Last year, all three models received only 1 star in the adult occupant protection category.

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